Staff Writers Profiles: Zippy Spanjer

By: Features Staff  |  September 30, 2020

By Bina Davidson on behalf of Features Staff

Each month, the YU Observer aims to highlight some of the YU undergraduate students who have written articles for us over the course of the semester. For the September edition, the YU Observer is highlighting Zippy Spanjer and Sarah Muharremi.

Name: Zippy Spanjer
College: SCW

Major: Biology

Year: 2021

Where are you for the COVID-19 pandemic? With Whom?:

I’m home with my family.

Currently reading: “Call Down the Hawk” by Maggie Stiefvater

Currently watching: “The Old Guard” (Netflix Original)

Currently listening to: “Level Up” by Vienna Teng. Also “Welcome to Night Vale”

Favorite way to social distance with friends: Zoom movie night

Any cool things you’ve done/hobbies you’ve picked up over the COVID-19 pandemic?: I started playing my first ever campaign of Dungeons and Dragons! Also, I’m sewing skirts and masks. 

What do you miss most about your pre-COVID-19 life?: Hugging my friends. 

What is your favorite thing about YU?: I really enjoy the extracurricular activities, like the Beren Bekiyus (surface level learning) Program. 

What’s a quote/thought/or piece of advice you have for your fellow students?  Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it–from your friends or your professors or your family. 

Alternatively: “The most important step a man can take. It’s not the first one, is it? It’s the next one. Always the next step.”

— Brandon Sanderson, “Oathbringer”

Read some of her articles here: